/LCID (devenv.exe)

Sets the default language used for text, currency, and other values within the IDE.

Syntax

devenv {/LCID|/L} LocaleID

Arguments

  • LocaleID

    Required. The locale identifier (LCID) of the language you specify.

Remarks

Loads the IDE and sets the default natural language for the environment. This change is persisted between sessions, and the IDE shows this change in the Tools > Options > Environment > International Settings > Language box.

If the specified language isn't available on your system, the /LCID switch is ignored.

The following table lists the LCIDs of the languages supported by Visual Studio.

Language LCID
Chinese (Simplified) 2052
Chinese (Traditional) 1028
English 1033
French 1036
German 1031
Italian 1040
Japanese 1041
Korean 1042
Spanish 3082

Example

This example loads the IDE with English resources strings.

devenv /LCID 1033

See also